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The Fourth Kind (2009)

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A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

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Timothy Fisher (as Pavel Stefanov)
Kiera McMaster ...
Joe Fisher
Sara Houghton ...
Jessica
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Storyline

In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. Modern-day, Alaska, where-mysteriously since the 1960s-a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered. Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. The Fourth Kind exposes the terrified revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film. Written by Anonymous

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alien | alaska | owl | abduction | patient | See All (78) »

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There are four kinds of alien encounters. The fourth kind is abduction. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violent/disturbing images, some terror, thematic elements and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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6 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Contactos de cuarto tipo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£851,476 (UK) (6 November 2009)

Gross:

$25,464,480 (USA) (1 January 2010)
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Trivia

The movie's hoaxed interviews have angered the families of real missing persons in and around Nome, Alaska, for trivializing their loss. Melanie Edwards, Vice President of Kawerak Inc. (an organization representing tribal peoples in Alaska), described the movie as "insensitive to family members of people who have gone missing in Nome over the years". Universal has refused to discuss the movie with that organization or with local journalists. See more »

Goofs

At the scene when Dr. Tyler starts to hypnotize Scott,the clock on the video shows 11:01:25 and we stop seeing it at 11:01:47, then after when the video starts again just before she says "Scott?" the clock on the video shows 11:01:07. See more »

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Abbey Tyler: I'm actress Milla Jovovich, and I will be portraying Dr. Abigail Tyler in The Fourth Kind. This film is a dramatization of events that occurred October 1st through the 9th of 2000, in the Northern Alaskan town of Nome. To better explain the events of this story, the director has included actual archived footage throughout the film. This footage was acquired from Nome psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler, who has personally documented over 65 hours of video and audio materials during the ...
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Over the closing credits; there are a series of radio interviews with eyewitness to close encounters of the first to fourth kind See more »

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Truly Abysmal
2 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Anyone who hasn't realised that the whole film is fiction, even the supposed archive footage, after more than a few minutes is probably gullible enough to swallow the whole thing. That's fine by me. Let them stay home and watch similar films to this and reduce the oxygen they waste.

Unconvincing storyline, annoying characters with whispery voices, not even a hint of novelty in what laughingly passes for a plot. At about the ten minute mark I wanted to pull the plug. At thirty minutes I wanted to pull the plug. After the halfway mark I wanted to pull the plug but kept watching in the belief that it had to get better. If your instincts tell you to pull the plug, do so. It doesn't.

I want one minute, thirty three minutes of my life back.


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